The PopAGraph app brings a fun change of pace to boring photo editor apps and all the standard photos you see on Instagram, Facebook and other social sharing sites. With PopAGraph, you can now create your own eye catching images that literally “Pop” off the photo background and command people’s attention.
PopAGraph is a cool photo editor app that lets you create dramatic 3D-looking images that stand out from their photo surroundings. Using state-of-the-art image recognition technology, you can quickly “mask” and “lift” your chosen objects to create interesting photos and fun Pop Art images. This free Photo & Video app also comes with plenty of filters, frames, and text options to help you customize and personalize your photos. And with PopAGraph, you can also share your photo masterpiece as a music video or photo through email, SMS, and a variety of social networks.
PopAGraph App Details
PopAGraph has gone through a metamorphosis since its original release back in March of 2103. The developer, Flambe Studios, has made several improvements to the app’s functionality, added more filters and frames, more ways to share, and lots of help features – including a great interactive video tutorial.
But the most distinct aspect of this cool photo editor app is still the “PopAGraph” feature. This 3D color effect is done by creating contrast between your selected “Pop” image and the surrounding background. To isolate your chosen object/subject, you “Mask” it and trace it, which separates it from the rest of the photo. This process then auto pops to fill in the rest of the image for you. The next step is the “Lift” it so that you are free to edit both parts independently. While the PopAGraph feature works great, it’s not as refined as I hoped. The masking can be tricky, especially for fine precision areas. But according to the developer, “It outperforms the lasso tool in Photoshop.”
Regardless, every photo editing process in this app is easy to follow because the developer guides you through each step using intuitive navigation, highlighted colors to indicate which process you’re currently working on and an interactive tutorial video. Like other free editing and photo filter apps, PopAGraph comes with several filters. Currently, there are 8 filter effects (Grayscale, Sepia, Vivid, Picasso, Elegance, Breakout, Frames and Tiles) that you can apply to your “Popped” image, and to your photo background portion as well. There are also 15 different frames in a variety of shapes (heart, diamond, circle, triangle, etc.), which you can layer, resize, reshape and add color to. For fun, try adding multiple frames to your image for some really interesting and artsy end results.
And if you want more filters and frame options than what the free version comes with, you can purchase individual packs for $0.99 each or all for only $1.99. However, the developer does give you a chance to try out the premium content during the photo editing process for free. The only catch is, you just can’t save or share an image if it has premium content in it without upgrading.
While testing this app out I was able to grab a photo of my daughter and husband from my camera roll, isolate the 2 of them as my pop of color, apply filter effects to the background, customize frames, add text and then share through email in about 5-10 minutes. I shared this edited picture first as a photo and then as a 15 second music video.
The only unfortunate thing about the music video was that I couldn’t add music from my current iTunes library due to DMR (Digital Management Rights) protection. However, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that my video movie was a 15 second clip that showed off my photo editing process in still frames from start to finish. Aside from saving your new image to your iPhone library and email, you can also share with others on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Sina Weibo, or SMS.
Overall View of PopAGraph
As a photo editing app, it’s intuitive and easy to use. I had a lot of fun unleashing my creative side and testing out all the features that PopAGraph app had to offer. The “PopAGraph” feature is definitely the star in this photo editing app and what makes the editing process unique and fun. And although the overall app content and free filters provide plenty to work with, its the premium upgrades that will really excite you and your photos.